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August 15, 2015

ESSP signs EWA with Royal Danish Air Force

This is a key step for the implementation of EGNOS-based approach procedures (LPV procedures) at Karup airport, a regional civil aerodrome co-located in Karup Airbase, Denmark, in which RDAF provides Air Navigation services.

The agreement was sealed on August 2015 by Thierry Racaud, ESSP CEO, and Colonel Henrik Larsen from RDAF.

The signature of an EGNOS Working Agreement is the prior step before the publication of EGNOS approaches (LPV procedures) in airports. This satellite –based procedures perform similarly to ILS based procedures, but with no ground infrastructure.  EGNOS based approaches are very useful in bad weather conditions, at small airports that cannot afford costly Instrumental Landing systems.

For the time being RDAF plans are only to facilitate the need for EGNOS procedures for the civil aerodromes co-located within military airbases.

 This is the second EWA signed with a military Institution, being the first one to sign with the Royal Netherlands Air Force last July. This paves the way to new agreements with military Air Navigation Service Providers that provide navigation services to civil aerodromes.